Welcome to the
FCA Creative Industries Programme
At Finn Church Aid (FCA), we believe in the power of skill training to transform lives and communities. For years, we’ve been providing training in traditional industries such as agriculture, construction, and clothing, but we knew there was more we could do.
Our Creative Industries program is a one-of-a-kind skills learning opportunity
Ville Wacklin, (program director), and his partner Jenni Lähteenmäki identified a gap in creative skills training and decided to bring their creative backgrounds to the table and kick off a whole new project: the Creative Industries Program.
The program is designed to provide creative skill training to young people in marginalized communities. We recognize that access to skills training and entrepreneurship training can be severely limited in many low-income communities around the globe, especially for those interested in creative careers. That’s why we’re committed to providing opportunities for youth to unlock their full potential and thrive in the creative industries.
The Creative Industries program was originally launched as an in-person training program in January 2020, but we quickly adapted to the challenges posed by the pandemic and transitioned to online learning
Today, we have trained more than 400 students in creative industries such as digital marketing, animation, graphic design, animation, web development and game development.
We’re driven by our commitment to creating positive change in the world through skill training and education. Join us in our mission to support and empower young creatives in low-income communities and unlock the potential of creativity for all.
How We Help
We understand that the majority of creative industry workers are self-employed, freelancers, or running their own businesses. That’s why our program not only provides technical skill training but also incorporates entrepreneurship and work-life skills into their learning.